Academic Year 2020/2021 - 3° Year - Curriculum Tutela e valorizzazione del territorio
Teaching Staff: Giovanni Signorello
Credit Value: 6
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

To provide theoretical concepts and practical tools for the management of protected areas according effectiveness and effciency goals, and for estimating social costs and benefit, and economc impacts of ecotorurims on local communities ​

Course Structure

Teaching includes n. 28 hours of frontal (or on line), particpatory and cooperative lectures, and n. 28 hours of various typologies of exercises, including in cass or on line practical exercise, team works, examination f relevant study cases, field visits, individual researchs and presentations, seminars.

In case of on line teaching, it may necessary to change some tipologies of exercises in order to comply with the outline.

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line.

Detailed Course Content

  1. Protected areas and conservation planning: concepts, scopes, tools and normative frameworks
  2. IUCN classification of protected areas
  3. Statistics and indicators on protected areas
  4. Managment of protected areas
  5. Monitoring tourism in protected areas
  6. Social costs and benefits of protected areas
  7. Local economic impact of protected areas
  8. Environmental assessment procedures

Textbook Information

Worboys G.L., Lockwood M., Kothari A., Feary S. and Pulsford I. (eds), Protected Area Governance and Management, ANU Press, Canberra, 2015

Kettunen M. & ten Brink P (eds), Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas. An Assessment Guide, Routledge 2013

Signorello G. (a cura di), Materiali di approfondimento per l’economia e gestione delle aree protette, Catania, 2020

Marino D., La valutazione di efficacia per le aree protette, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2012​

Sassone S., Vademecum dell'ambiente, EPC editore, 2020